The Ottawa Senators will play host to the Vancouver Canucks. This is the second and final meeting between the two teams. The last time they met was on December 3rd, 2019.
The Senators are clearly out of the playoff picture at this point with a record of 21-31-12, while the Canucks sit at 2nd in the tightly packed Pacific Division, with an impressive record of 34-22-6.
There is quite the contrast between these teams when it comes to their respective power plays. Ottawa is currently at 29th in the league with an abysmal 15.3% efficiency rate. While the Canucks are 4th in the league with a 24.3% rate.
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The Senators power play is missing Anthony Duclair for the second consecutive game, because of an injury.
As far as penalty killing these teams aren’t too far apart, Senators at 24th, with 77.4%, and Canucks at 16th, with 80.2%.
This game is crucial for the Vancouver Canucks to pull away with two points, as their division is extremely close, and wins against rebuilding teams like the Senators is very important to make the playoffs.
Speaking of Bobby Ryan, this will be the first time playing at home in the Canadian Tire Centre in three months after he left the team for the Players Assistance Program.
He’s completely back to himself, and should be a top threat out there, as he tries to regain his form on the ice.
Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET at the Canadian Tire Centre.